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7-Eleven employee allegedly severs man's hand with sword in store parking lot: 'Half his hand was on the floor'

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A 46-year-old 7-Eleven employee in Honolulu, Hawaii, is facing attempted murder charges after he allegedly severed a man's hand with a sword in his store's parking lot just after midnight on Friday morning.

According to court documents, Jason Walker allegedly attacked the victim, an unidentified 40-year-old man, using a sword approximately three to four feet in length. Not only did Walker reportedly sever the man's left hand, but he also allegedly mutilated the man's right hand and wounded him in the stomach. Last known reports state that the victim's condition remains critical.

Michael Suissa, a visitor from Switzerland, was at the Waikiki store at the time and witnessed the assault.

“The victim started to shout and to cry, and then I look at him on the floor and I saw that half his hand was on the floor. The guy ran to the side of the door, and he fell there on the floor,” Suissa told reporters.

Suissa said that the perpetrator then fled the scene and ran into a nearby hotel, where police ultimately apprehended him. Officers claim that Walker had blood on his shoes when he was taken into custody.

Suissa said he was able to identify the assailant because the man had waited on him at the store a couple of times and had been friendly to him.

“He served me twice for the last two days. He was very nice. He was very kind. ... I was shocked that someone like that does something so horrible,” Suissa said.

A store security guard also stated that Walker and the victim had previously gotten into arguments and that he was afraid that tensions between the two men might eventually escalate into violence, Hawaii News Now reports.

The AP claims that when reporters contacted the store, they were unable to speak with any employee who had been working during the time of the alleged incident and that the 7-Eleven corporate office in Hawaii did not return calls for comment.

Walker appeared in court Monday morning, and his bail has been set at $400,000.

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